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17-year-old Black girl makes color changing sutures that detect infection

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All over the world, infections at the site of surgical incisions are a major cause of new illnesses, extended hospital stays and even death. In the U.S. alone, these infections cost more than $3 billion annually, with even worse statistics in developing countries. Stephanie Sy reports on one 17-year-old Iowa scientist who's working on a more affordable way to detect these infections early.

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U.S. & Canada
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Innovation, color changing stitches, stitches
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